- Linfield College
Career Development

Cats to Careers: Wildcat Successes!

Linfield students are well prepared to enter the workforce! Our students seek a variety of positions in many different fields. We celebrate their success in finding a job, an internship, or acceptance into a graduate program!

Brooke Snyder

Marketing and Minor in Sports Management Junior
Wheelhouse 20/20

Do informational interviews as much as possible! They help teach you about careers you might be interested in before you have to work or intern there. Also they are great practice for talking with professionals, even if it is just a casual meet up.

Landon Matta

Accounting and Economics Junior
Audit Intern

Network, network, network!! Take advantage of all the resources at your disposal, ESPECIALLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT. They are here to help you!

Cassidy Robinson

Marketing and Wine Studies Junior
Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

It's important for you to be able to determine what decision is best for you, even if it means letting another opportunity go.

Yasmeen Ramos

Exercise Science / Studio Art Junior
Linfield College HHPA Art Installation

Be confident in your strengths as an individual. Understand your limitations and seek out advisors to help you improve them.

Morgan Scarbrough

French/Education Senior
English LanguageTeaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant Program In France (TAPIF)

Dream big and then figure out how to make it a reality. This job is what I've been working toward since I was 15. Find out as much as you can about what you want to do and then go for it!

Peter Kleier

Mathematics Major with Economics and History minors Senior
Financial Adviser Internship
Northwestern Mutual

I think that it can not be understated how valuable our alumni network is

Kelly Schultz

Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology Junior
REU Research Student
Georgia Tech

It’s never too early to start building a resume! Take every opportunity you can to participate in career-orientated opportunities.

Jasmin Aguilar

Psychology and Sociology Senior
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate
Henderson House

Don't let your nerves get the best of you - send that email, ask those questions, submit the application!

Serena Ong

Psychology Senior
PAX Intern
Yamhill Community Care Organization (YCCO)

Always try to step out from your comfort zone! You might find something incredible out there! Also, don't afraid to present yourself!

Danielle Spirlin

Physical Education with Sports Management minor Senior
Physical Education Teacher Education

Network with as many people as possible. You never know who has connections to your dream job.

Anisa Smith

Exercise Science Senior
Cast Member
Walt Disney World

Apply even if it has nothing to do with your major, it can give you skills that can help in any future job

Nicole Alfonso

Business Management with Communication Arts minor Senior
Event Coordinator
Bespoke Event Group

Tell people about what you want to do because you never know who will have what connections and people always like to help students find things they're interested in.

Heather McNutt-Kaestner

Mass Communication & Communication Arts Junior
Organizational Effectiveness Intern
Columbia Sportswear

Success requires a strong support system. Career Development is that for me!

Kathy Trinh

Biology Senior
Pharmacy Program

Grades are important, but extracurricular activities (such as internships, research and volunteering) will make you stand out from a large pool of applicants.

Kyler Hayes

Biology/Chemistry minor Senior
School of Dentistry
University of Washington

I would strongly recommend anyone applying for graduate school to work with their professors and mentors within their department. Also, definitely reach out to the career center for help with resumes and interview practice because it is such a great resource for students that will only help them achieve their goals for graduate school and beyond.

Amy Smith

Business Marketing and Business Managment Senior
Social Media/Marketing Intern
Habitat for Humanity

Ask questions, don't be afraid of the future, embrace it!

Tyler Kelsch

Accounting Senior
Audit Staff Accountant
Moss Adams

Come meet with career advisors early and often, but don't expect them to do all the work for you. Our career staff will help you with anything you could possibly think of but they will also expect you to put in work on your own to make your success happen.